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Melides, Portugal

Pa.te.os was born from the pleasure of being outdoors, traveling, architecture, and hosting friends. The owners were personally involved in this project and their intent was to explore the concept of patio (or courtyard) to offer an expansive use of the exterior while keeping comfort and privacy as a priority. This is the perfect place to disconnect from the day-to-day rush and delve into the stillness and long afternoons of Alentejo, immersing yourself in the sounds and fragrances of the surrounding nature and the beauty of simple things. A welcoming place, Pa.te.os is a way of being among the elements, seeking a more peaceful, authentic, and contemplative life.

About the property

Above the Melides lagoon with views over the vast Atlantic Ocean stand four contemporary houses alluding to the typical Alentejo and surrounded by Mediterranean flora, such as cork oaks, olive trees, pine trees, and arbutus. The houses can be booked individually or as a full buy-out and they accommodate up to 14 guests. Decorated with light and natural materials, the four Pa.te.os houses feature living rooms equipped with wood burners and outdoor showers, and the largest house also contains a fully equipped kitchen. An infinity pool is built alongside the houses. Every morning, breakfast is delivered and set up in the kitchen as per guests ‘requests. There is no restaurant as such, but a small menu with a farm-to-table concept and a private chef service is available, as well as a wine list carefully curated by the owners. Enjoy a private wellness experience on your terrace, or in the living room with the window wall thrown open, to immerse yourself in the immaculate surrounding nature.


South of Comporta, along the world’s third-largest stretch of sand, next to the ocean, the natural lagoon, and the rice fields, we find Melides. Just over an hour and half from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport. Melides is the perfect location to genuinely connect with nature. Facilities at the property include an infinity outdoor pool, farm-to-table restaurant options, herb gardens, vineyards, leafy grounds, an alfresco LifeStation gym, and WiFi. In rooms facilities: furnished private patios, alfresco shower, free laundry service (excludes dry-cleaning), Bang & Olufsen speakers, daily housekeeping, custom scent by Lyn Harris and Aesop bath products.